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Job opportunity with the IoHDT

Island of Hoy Development Trust

Office Administration Assistant – Part Time

Pay: £8.00 per hour – 10 hours per week

The Island of Hoy Development Trust is seeking to appoint an office administration assistant to provide administrative support to both the Finance and Administration Officer and the Project Manager and aid the day to day operation of the Trusts office.  The position is based on Hoy starting from 1st October 2015 for six months with a view to the position continuing after this period.

The successful candidate will be expected to have basic computer skills to include the use of email, internet and Microsoft Word, along with a pleasant telephone manner and ability to work as part of a team.  Training will be provided where appropriate.

Hours worked can be, and may be required to be flexible, but within agreement to help manage peaks and troughs that occur.

For a more detailed job description, contact Liz Davidson on 01856 701356 (Monday to Thursday 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 16.30) or e-mail

Alternatively the job description can be downloaded here.

Please apply in writing with a current CV either to or by post to

Liz Davidson,
The Island of Hoy Development Trust,
Naval Hall,
KW16 3PG

Closing date for applications is the 17th September 2015 at 17.00

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 21st September 2015.

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum Nets

Job opportunity at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum



Arts, Museums and Heritage

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

Relief Visitor Services Assistant (Ref: ORK00398)

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis

£8.70 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)

A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

We require a relief member of staff to join the custodial team at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum, Lyness.

Duties include site care and security, ground maintenance, dealing with visitors and shop sales.

Applicants should have a good knowledge of Orkney’s war time history. Experience in dealing with the public and of retail would be an advantage.

It is proposed that interviews will be held on week commencing 17 August 2015.

For additional information please contact Jude Callister Tel 01856 791300 or e-mail

Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through

Closing Date: Sunday 2 August 2015

Job Advert — Feasibility Researcher

Feasibility Researcher Required
10 hours per week (flexible) @ £10.00 per hour plus relevant expenses

IoHDT is looking to recruit a part time Feasibility Researcher on Hoy for a Fixed Term contract for 6 months starting May 2014

The successful applicant will be expected:

  • To assess the current provision of Home Care on the island.
  • To highlight shortfalls in this provision and identify what is required to achieve a more holistic Home Care/Help service for the service user.
  • To identify the needs of the Home Care helpers to ensure realistic job satisfaction.
  • To investigate the financial input to the current service and assess additional funding required for an enhanced service.
  • To liaise with other communities about what they are doing in this respect.
  • To research possible funding streams for an improved service.
  • To provide regular reports on progress and write a final report to the Island of Hoy Development Trust.

The successful applicant must be highly motivated, able to work unsupervised on their own initiative. They must possess excellent communication skills and be able to relate with vulnerable people. A current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.

Further information and applications by letter to

Teresa Bird, Myre Cottage, Longhope, KW16 3PQ
or by email to

Closing date for applications is Friday 28th March 2014 at 5pm
with interviews being held on Saturday 12th April 2014.